With all the things rheumatoid arthritis can throw at you, like pain and fatigue, loving yourself as you are with these physical experiences can feel like a tremendous challenge. Loving yourself can be a challenge even without rheumatoid arthritis. And when you experience RA you may think this is completely irrelevant to healing and probably virtually impossible anyway.
Overwhelming pain. Barely energy to get up and get dressed. Work you can’t perform. Activities you can’t participate in. Not able to pick up your child or hold your partner’s hands. Not seeing your friends and going out. Feeling isolated and alone. How is it possible to love yourself and life this way?
Rheumatoid arthritis can ask a lot of you and can take its toll. When you’re not able to do the things you want to do you feel stuck, let down, betrayed and even sometimes punished in some way. And what’s more, instead of feeling a natural flow of life, you start to despise the situation you’re in and feel angry with life and your body. In truth, what is happening is you’re resisting what is.
If you are, don’t feel bad, you’re not the only one. I have felt resistance plenty of times and anyone who doesn’t must be some kind of saint or an incredibly well-developed spiritual being here on earth!
Despite what you’re experiencing and however down and out you may feel, loving yourself with rheumatoid arthritis is very possible and in fact the channel to your own healing.
Loving yourself creates a shift in your whole being, an energy shift, and changes the focus from resistance to allowing. When you’re in a state of allowing, your body and Source (you may call it Spirit or God or The Universe) can give you the healing energy you long for. It can start flowing through you.
In fact, this healing energy is always available, but the universe cannot give you what you cannot receive. And you cannot receive what you desire when you’re in a state of resistance.
Loving yourself with RA is letting go of the resistance, letting go of how you think your life should be, and allowing Source and your body to do the healing work.
The body is in constant communication with Source. They understand each other perfectly and know how to create the fastest healing for you. You don’t have to think about how that happens.
All you need to focus on is to create a state of allowing. Practising loving yourself not only creates this for you, but also makes you feel better and more appreciative even before the physical manifestation and changes have taken place. You feel better now. It’s a win-win situation.
These following suggestions help you create an energy shift in your being that allow Source’s healing energy to come in.
Imagine and trust that..
- Your body is supporting you all the time
- Your body loves you more than anything
- Source is with you and supports you every moment of every day
- You are the loving expression of Source
- Your body and soul are one
- You have the answers you seek within you
- There is nothing wrong with you. You are loved and cherished exactly as you are
- Source intended you to be here so you can share your presence and gifts with the world in a way only you can
Take in and feel these words. Add your own words to this list that feel right to you. And if you feel stuck, ask your soul to help you.
Loving yourself with rheumatoid arthritis is possible with a simple shift of perception. And these shifts are the key to healing.